Authentic and traditional yoga with down to earth teaching, heart and good vibes. This is Warrior Princess Yoga.
Besides Julia, the founder of Warrior Princess Yoga, Emily is part of the teachers team.
“Movement has been a constant in my life. I started dancing when I was 6 and for the next 13 years it was all I knew. I liked other sports too, but nothing felt better than creating art and sensations with my body and within my body. When I left Italy to pursue my studies in Scandinavia, I knew it was not going to be the same, I was never going to find the same dance group I had back home, which in fact were and still are my best friends. So I started going to the gym. My private life was facing some challenges too and I was, not unlikely other girls of my age, struggling with eating disorders. I did not realise until recently, how much yoga helped me out of it. As I said, I started going to gym and even if I loved training, it also became addictive in a negative way. I was not training to get stronger and healthier, I was training because I wanted to reach a certain physical appearance goal. At the gym, I tried some yoga classes. I remember struggling trying to make it through that one hour. I was checking the time, wondering how come an hour could feel like 20 years, when all I am asked for is to breathe and lay down. That shouldn’t t be that hard right? Indeed it was! I was motivated to learn how to sit or lay down and not think. I thought that was all it was about. I mean, how hard can it be not to think for like 3 minutes? It was freaking me out the fact I couldn’t .
A few years later I decided I wanted to learn more about the philosophy of yoga. I took a 4 weeks teacher training in Guatemala. There, I learnt why I could not just sit down and stop thinking: because nobody can stop thinking! Meditation is not about suppressing your thoughts and emotions, it is about accepting their presence and letting them not affect you. It is embracing whatever is happening in the present moment.The same I learnt with my body. I learnt to accept my body, to listen to my body and to be more mindful and sensible towards it. Same as dancing, yoga for me is movement medicine, it makes the body stronger and mind lighter. It is not about reaching the perfect pose, but the perfect pose for you, the one you feel your best.
I have been teaching since September 2018 and I love it. I feel honoured and blessed I can share my passion and energy with others.”